[From The Simpson Trial
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THE SIMPSON TRIAL JURY
(Last updated on April 13, 1996)(Special thanks to Joyce Bolton
and M.L. Rantala for
help in making this list 'complete'.)
The Jurors Who Voted:
- Armanda Cooley - #230 (seat 1) - Forewoman and Original
female, 51, divorced, two years of college, employed as a vendor, lives
in South Central L.A. Co-author of 'Madam Foreman: A Rush to Judgment?'
with jurors Bess and Rubin-Jackson.
- Yolanda Crawford - #1492 - (seat 2) - Placed on jury June
Farron Chavarria), Black female, 25, single, one year of college,
employee, lives in Gardena. Informed Ito about a note written by
on a newspaper and allegedly read by Florio-Bunten, causing their
- Anise Aschenbach - #1290 (seat 3) - Placed on jury March
Tracy Kennedy), White female, 61, divorced, one year of college,
gasoline company clerk, lives in Norwalk. One of two jurors who voted
in first vote.
- David Aldana - #19 (seat 4) - Original Juror, Hispanic
single, high school graduate, drives a Pepsi delivery truck, lives in
- Marsha Rubin-Jackson - #984 (seat 5) - Original Juror,
38, married, high school graduate, mail carrier for USPS, lives in
Co-author of 'Madam Foreman: A Rush to Judgment?'.
- Lionel Cryer - #247 (seat 6) - Placed on jury Jan. 18,
44, high school graduate, works as a phone company marketing
Florio-Bunten told Ito she thought that he may be writing a book. Gave
Simpson "power salute" after the verdict.
- Brenda Moran - #795 (seat 7) - Placed on jury April 5
Jeanette Harris), Black female, 45, single, high school graduate,
technician. Reported to be working on a book with Gina Rosborough,
'Inside the Simpson Jury: The Parallel Universe'.
- Sheila Woods - #1233 (seat 8) - Original Juror, Black
single, college graduate, employed as an environmental health
lives in Inglewood. Told Ito she thought that Aschenbach, Florio-Bunten
and Chavarria disliked her, because they suspected her of being behind
the dismissal of Kathryn Murdoch.
- Carrie Bess - #98 (seat 9) - Black female, 53, divorced,
graduate, postal clerk, lives in South Central. Co-author of 'Madam
A Rush to Judgment?'.
- Gina Rosborough - #2179 (seat 10) - Placed on jury June 6
Willie Craven), Black female, 29, married, high school graduate, postal
employee. Reported to be working on a book with Brenda Moran, titled
the Simpson Jury: The Parallel Universe'.
- Annie Backman - #63 (seat 11) - Original Juror, White
single, college graduate, insurance claims adjuster, lives in Burbank.
Believed to be the other juror who initially voted 'guilty' (source:
interview on 'Larry King Live').
- Beatrice Wilson - #2457 (seat 12) - Placed on jury May 26
Francine Florio-Bunten, who replaced Michael Knox), Black female, 72,
completed 10th grade, retired cleaner, lives in L.A.'s West Adams.
The Remaining Alternates:
- Watson Calhoun - #165 (alternate) - Black male, 73,
security guard. According to the transcripts, had several run-ins with
the deputies and other jurors.
- Reyko Butler - #1386 (alternate) - White female, 25,
department receptionist, lives in Altadena. Said she would've voted
in an interview with 'American Journal'.
The Dismissed Jurors:
- Roland Cooper - #228 (dismissed January 18) - Black
works for the Hertz rental car company. Allegedly met Simpson at a
function. (Motion by the prosecution, objection by the defense.)
- (Name Unknown) - #320 (dismissed January 18) - Hispanic
39, works as a letter carrier. Apparently involved in an abusive
with her ex-boyfriend while on the jury. (Motion by the defense,
by the prosecution.)
- Kathryn Murdoch - #2017 (dismissed February 7) - White
a retired legal secretary. Was found out to be a patient of the same
who had been treating Simpson for arthritis. The doctor was expected to
be a defense witness. (Motion by the defense, objection by the
- Michael Knox - #620 (dismissed March 1) - Black male, 47,
as a courier. Reportedly offered to bet a week's wages (before being
that Simpson would be found innocent of double murder. Wore a San
49ers cap at times while serving on the jury and allegedly spent too
time 'admiring' Simpson's stuff during jury's visit to Rockingham.
dismissal, co-wrote 'The Private Diary of an O.J. Juror'. (Motion by
prosecution, objection by the defense.)
- Tracy Kennedy - #602 (dismissed March 17) - Male of
and White heritage, 53, married, teaches high school and interviews
employees for Amtrak. First targeted by Robert Shapiro during a sidebar
in mid-February for continually staring 'out into space' and not paying
attention in the jury box. Later was accused of writing a book and
when caught lying about having juror information on his notebook
Co-author of 'Mistrial of the Century'. (Motion by the defense,
by the prosecution.)
- Jeanette Harris - #462 (dismissed April 5) - Black female,
works as an employment interviewer. Found out to have had past
with domestic violence which she failed to report during jury
(Motion by the prosecution, objection by the defense.)
- Tracy Hampton - #452 (dismissed May 1) - Black female, 26,
employed as a flight attendant. Told Ito she 'couldn't take it
After her dismissal, posed for Playboy. (Motion by the court, no
by either side.)
- Francine Florio-Bunten - #353 (dismissed May 26) - White
39, married, technician with Pacific Bell. Told Ito she thought Cryer
be writing a book. An anonymous letter (claiming to be from a literary
agent's receptionist) accused her of contracting a book titled
Alone - A Vote For Nicole'. However, according to Ito, she was
dismissed for lying about reading a note written on a newspaper by
Now claims she likely would've voted 'guilty'. (Motion by the defense,
objection by the prosecution.)
- Willie Craven - #1489 (dismissed June 5) - Black male, 55,
employed as a postal operations manager. Accused of being a 'bully' and
intimidating other jurors, especially Chavarria. (Motion by the
objection by the defense.)
- Farran Chavarria - #1427 (dismissed June 5) - Hispanic
single, employed as a real estate appraiser. Accused Craven of
her. Wanted off the jury. Wrote a 'clandestine' note on a newspaper and
allegedly showed it to Florio-Bunten. (Motion by the defense, objection
by the prosecution.)